Practically each motorist in a varying degree connected development of the German automotive industry and continues to connect with a name of the most talented engineer Ferdinand Porsche. Till 1931 the founding father "Dr.Ing.h.c. F. Porsche AG" managed to take part in work of many known companies of those times then got over to Stuttgart where opened own design bureau which developed into engineering office over time.
The most part of innovative development in automotive industry of Germany of a sample of the beginning of the past century in a certain degree was associated with Ferdinand Porsche who created the office after finding of popularity in the territory of all Europe.
The first cars put on the market by Porsche's team in the 30th years of the XX century were prototypes of already existing cars, or were created on the terms of mutually beneficial cooperation with other companies. First of all it concerns Volkswagen concern. Under the leadership of Ferdinand Porsche in 1938 in Wolfsburg the first assembly line of "Volkswagen" was constructed.
But the next decade in view of the beginning of World War II the engineer and his team had to devote to the work on the state directed on development of military equipment. During the same period of time reins of government carmaker in the hands were tidied up by the native son of Ferdinand and his namesake whom in the people nicknamed Ferry Porsche.
Practically at once concern "Dr.Ing.h.c. F. Porsche AG" actively was engaged in development of own cars. So in the summer of 1948 there was the first roadster 356, and a year later active work on production of a cabriolet of Porsche 356 began to boil. In 1950 the infrastructure of the company transferred during war to the city of Gmyund returned to Stuttgart then gradual updating of a model range began. The most successful development of the first half of the 50th of Porsche 1500 S steel, and also Porsche Speedster of a sample of 1954.
At the same time engineers of the company conducted works on production of Porsche Carrera which still remains to one of symbols of great brand. Carrera became the first development of concern equipped with the engine which power exceeded 100 horsepowers. And in 1962 the Porsche Carrera 2 car with the 130 h.p. unit and of 2 l was published.
1963 was marked by participation on the Frankfurt motor show of a masterpiece of engineering thought - Porsche 911 with the six-cylinder engine. This car equipped with the same unit, as Carrera 2 within the next 12 years actively was modernized and developed, thus the model of 1969, Porsche 911 S (engine displacement – 2,2 l, power – 180 "horses") became the most powerful.
By 1975 the concern escaped in leaders of the world market in number of sales of sports cars. Then engineers of Porsche took one more serious step to a full gain of the market. The Porsche 924 model which became the most economic sports car in the world at what the engine of this car differed in existence of system of liquid cooling was published.
However not long judges of power and speed idolized the 924th model as already by the end 1977 engineers of the company presented a new sports car of Porsche 928. the 5-liter V8 unit with a power of 240 horsepowers was perfectly combined with magnificent design of this compartment. Respectively, popularity of model caused envy practically in each developer of elite sport cars. Next year Porsche 928 received honor to become the sports car, the first in the history of automotive industry, which achieved a rank "the car of year". And in 1979 there was version 928S which was equipped with the 300 h.p. motor and gathered speed in 250 km/h.
In parallel with development of new cars all this time concern "Dr.Ing.h.c. F. Porsche AG" continues work on improvement of a car of old models. Every year all new and new versions Porsches 911, 924, 928, Carrera, etc. descended from conveyors the 80th years of the past century almost completely passed under the sign of this continuous aspiration of developers of the German company to an ideal.
Porsche 911 Turbo, 993 Cabriolet, Carrera 4 and Carrera RS developed a bit later became hits of sales not only in Europe, but also around the world. Practically each new modification presented by specialists of concern in the 90th years caused the real boom among motorists. But representation in 1996 to absolutely new Boxster model which had the 204 h.p. 6-cylinder 2,5-liter engine became the main achievement of engineers of Porsche. Later this roadster was also modernized and received absolutely other, more perfect, power unit.
In 2000 the unsurpassed Porsche Carrera GT model was published. Today it is one of the few monsters in the world who at the expense of the installed V10 engine disperses up to 200 km/h quicker, than in 10 seconds, thus dispersal to "one hundred" takes only about 4 seconds. Besides Carrera GT, at the beginning of this century the Porsche concern presented the first sports Cayenne SUV, which engine capacity, depending on modification, fluctuates from 250 to 510 "horses". Today this car is considered one of the most enviable in elite circles, and the cost of this miracle of equipment can reach and even to exceed a floor of one million US dollars.
"Dr.Ing.h.c. F. Porsche AG" is the great concern created by one of the most talented engineers in the history of mankind. Ferdinand Porsche set before himself the greatest possible purposes and with evident simplicity reached them that made a brand "Porsche" one of the most expensive in the world. And victories on so known sports meets as "24 hours of Le Mans" or rally "Paris-Dakar" accurately testify that development of the Stuttgart bureau differs not only magnificent technical characteristics, but also the highest quality.1 - 50 | 51 - 100 | 101 - 150 | 151 - 200 | 201 - 250 | 251 - 300 | 301 - 334
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